In Mexico on Wednesday night, Luis Heredia made his winter debut in Mexico, coming on in relief in the eighth inning. He came in with his team trailing 3-2 and walked the first batter he faced. Heredia threw a wild pitch to advance the runner to second base, then got a ground out to first base on a 3-2 pitch, which sent the runner to third base. Heredia threw another wild pitch, which scored the run. He issued a second walk, then got some help from a batter who swung on a 2-0 pitch when Heredia was having trouble throwing strikes. It ended up as a double play grounder, getting him out of the inning with just the one run. Heredia threw 19 pitches total, just six for strikes.
Harold Ramirez was dropped to ninth in the batting order after going 2-for-14 in his first three games while batting third. He went 1-for-3 with a single, though he was thrown out attempting to steal after his hit.
Carlos Munoz went 0-for-3 with two strikeouts, before being pinch-hit for in the ninth inning. He had a homer and a double on Tuesday, and has been taken out early in the other three games, going a combined 0-for-6 with three strikeouts.
Sebastian Valle went 1-for-4 with an RBI double. He’s 3-for-16 with two doubles in his first four games.
In Venezuela, Gorkys Hernandez went 2-for-3 on Wednesday. Earlier in the day, he declared free agency, making him available to sign elsewhere now. He was able to do that because he’s been outrighted to the minors twice in his career. Other minor league free agents have to wait until after the postseason to become free agents. Wilfredo Boscan also declared free agency on Wednesday.
Jose Osuna started in left field, going 0-for-3 with a hit-by-pitch. He’s played left field twice this year and first base twice.
Francisco Diaz made his winter debut as a defensive replacement, spending the last inning behind the plate. He didn’t get a chance to bat.
The Dominican winter league opens up tonight with one game on the schedule.